India sends 700 tons of relief material to Bangladesh for Rohingyas

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2017 23:17 IST

Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] Sept 23 (ANI): As part of the humanitarian aid to Rohingya rufugees in Bangladesh, India on Saturday loaded almost 700 tons of relief material on board the amphibious ship, INS Gharial, at Kakinada Deep Water Port for transportation to Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Relief material is packaged in customised family packets, which contain essential items including rations, clothes and mosquito nets and is likely to cater to approximately 62,000 families.

Government of India has taken this step as its contribution to assisting Bangladesh in tackling the large scale immigration of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar.

Fearing prosecution by Myanmar army, millions of Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence-ridden state of Rakhine, with many of them crossing the border to take refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh. (ANI)

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